Give yourself the gift of self-care this season with our Winter 2020 issue! Featuring over 70 unique recipes, uses, and beautiful packaging ideas for homemade bath and body products, we are sure you will love the festive projects in this edition. Nourish your skin with winter woodland body butter, add peppermint sugar scrub to your spa routine, and so much more!
Words: Danielle Williams
Here in Southern California, autumn weather often doesn’t start until closer to the holidays. Those who don’t live in this locale tend to idolize the idyllic image of a never-ending summer, but some of us crave the moment when the weather finally starts to cool. A few of my colleagues— myself included — prefer this time of year when the weather dips in temperature. Regardless of the outside climate, it’s simple to bring coziness indoors with an essential oil diffuser. Our friend Kaetlyn Kennedy shared eight essential oil blends with us in our Autumn 2019 Issue, and below I’m giving you a peek at four of her blends to encourage the season of cozy. To see more, check out the issue or follow along with Kaetlyn on Instagram(@girlincalico).
Words: Militza Maury
This recipe was originally featured in Willow and Sage Winter 2018, contributed by Militza Maury.
This is my go-to recipe any time my skin feels off-balance. Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits, from clearing breakouts to soothing sunburns. It’s a balancer that brings calm and peace to your skin. Sometimes irritants in soaps or shampoo can destroy our skin’s mantle, causing it to go into extremes: too oily, too dry or red and irritated. Vinegar comes in and restores our pH back to its happy, natural state. And it doesn’t just stop there. The natural acids gently exfoliate your skin and unclog pores so your skin is brighter and more refreshed!
Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Kerstin Wrba
I adore fall — it’s my favorite season hands down. Each year I look forward to cooler weather, and that first cloudy or rainy day of the season brings a smile to my face. This time of year has become synonymous with pumpkin. When I think about autumn, I often imagine walking into a bakery or coffee shop and smelling sweet pumpkin goodies and aromatic spices. There’s nothing like these scents to remind me of nostalgic baking days with my family and friends. Rather than baking pumpkin bread or some savory treats, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite pumpkin-inspired recipes and blends from previous Willow and Sage issues. Pumpkin packs powerful antioxidants, zinc, and vitamins, and I hope you enjoy bringing a bit of this seasonal superpower into your home.
Photo Credit: Jen P.
Hygge has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and we absolutely love it! If you haven’t heard of this inspiring lifestyle trend, hygge can be described as a feeling of warmth and coziness. It’s about embracing time with those you love, practicing the act of slowing down, and being in the moment. Although the concept originates from Denmark, you can easily incorporate hygge into your life regardless of where you are! See below for our tips on embracing hygge with your self-care routine this season.